Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Apis Mel in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
The glands of the throat swollen on the injured side,
Great accumulation of viscid mucus deep in the throat, compelling frequent hawking (mornings, eleventh day),
Dryness in the throat without thirst,
Dryness in the throat, ; in the fauces, ; of the palate,
Dryness and heat in the throat (first day),
Burning in the throat, extending to the stomach,
Sensation of rawness in the throat, with viscid saliva, that adheres to the hard palate, velum, and tongue,
Sensation of rawness in the throat, with inclination to frequent hawking,
Frequent inclination to clear the throat,
Sore throat, accompanied by a hoarse, hard, spasmodic, and somewhat hollow cough, caused by a sensation of filling up in the throat, as though he needed to raise something. Does not recollect, however, raising anything, (E. U. J.).
Sensation of soreness in the fauces and throat, extending downward through the chest to the pit of the stomach. He described this feeling of soreness as one of erosion, excoriation, or rawness, and supposed it to be such as a consumptive might feel, who had a violent and hard cough for a long time (in a few minutes), (E. U. J.).
Sensation of fulness, contraction, and suffocation in the throat,
Throat felt constricted, and as if a foreign body was lodged in it; deglutition was painful,
Sensation of constriction and erosion in the throat, in the mornings, after fifteen minutes; increases to such a degree, in eight hours, that swallowing becomes difficult,
Disagreeable oppression in the throat (in one hour), (Deane).
An aching pressure, as if from a hard body, back in the upper part of the throat and fauces; continuing for some hours (at half an hour), (occurred in two provings),
Stinging itching deep in the throat, at the lower part of the neck, accompanied with a sensation of constriction,
Pressure in the fauces as of a foreign body,
Roughness and sensitiveness of the pharynx (every time after smelling the poison),
Inability to swallow a single drop, with swelling of the tongue,≡ more ...